Friday, 12 September 2008

Jess has entered the building...

Well, here she is. She's thanking me for having her over here but really this is saving me from thinking of a blog topic :). I'm doing far too much procrastinating on the writing front to have much of import to say.

Please take the time to read the blurb and excerpt of this book. My friend and writing colleague is making a huge name for herself in the erotic romance genre - and according to her it's at least partly my doing. Ha ha. Really, I don't know nearly as much about whipped cream as she seems to think...

Sami, thank you so much for inviting me over. I am very proud to be here. To think you’d leave mommy duties for a while to open your blog up to me…well, it’s quite humbling. Please thank Princess 1 and 2.

So, for those of you who don’t know, A Question of Trust from The Ménage and More Anthology has just been released at
Samhain, along with Wicked Garden, by Lorelei James and
Nice and Naughty, by
Jayne Rylon.

Truthfully, I only finished this novella with Sami’s help. Let’s talk honestly here. When last did you sit down and write an erotic romance featuring one woman and two men? Me? Never. And I found the task, well, daunting to say the least. I explored…er…avenues I thought I would never explore in a book. And I blushed the entire time. It wasn’t quite so easy as I had anticipated. I needed help.

So I went to Sami. You see, I knew she was busy writing her own Menage novella, Chasing Sunset, and so had the experience I obviously lacked. I explained my uncertainty with the love scenes to her, and one of her many incredibly helpful responses was:

“I’ve ended up with a bit of voyeurism, light bondage, hanky spanky, mild dom/submissive scenes and creative use of whipped cream desserts.”

She gave me what I needed to go the distance. If Sami could do it, I could too. (Altho I confess, there is no hanky spanky, whipped cream or light bondage in my book.) I sat myself down, and I finished the novella. (But, no, alas, I could not stop the darn blushing.) The result? “A Question of Trust.”

How do you choose between love and honor?

A Question of Trust
© 2008 Jess Dee

Madeline Jones is having the time of her life with Gabriel Carter, a man
who fulfills every one of her sexual fantasies. She’s sure it can’t get any
better than this…until Gabe introduces her to his best friend.

When Connor Regan enters the mix, sparks fly. Suddenly Maddie wants more than just Gabe, she wants Connor, too. The two men seem happy to

But threesomes have a way of getting complicated. Hearts can be broken. Although Gabe and Connor play by a strict set of rules designed to minimize the damage, true love does not always adhere to the guidelines.

Sometimes, to fulfill the dream of having the love of a lifetime, even the most comprehensive codes of honor have to be challenged.

Warning: This book contains spicy sex scenes, uninhibited voyeurism, anal play, m-f-m passion, and a new sandwich recipe.

(If you don’t know this about me, I love the first kiss. It’s my favorite part of any romance. So with that in mind…)

Enjoy the following excerpt for A Question of Trust:

Before Connor had time to register the crushing disappointment wrought by her departure, she swung back round and their eyes locked. Gone was the contained woman who’d answered with such certainty. In her place stood a vixen with fire in her eyes and lust in her gaze. His heart slammed into his ribs.
“Damn you, Connor.” Her whisper was harsh. She took three paces forward and poked her finger into his chest. “Damn you for putting me in this untenable situation.” Without giving him a chance to defend himself, she raised her head in defiance, swore out loud and pressed her lips to his.

It was over too soon. She’d messed with his brain and sent a hurricane hurtling through his stomach and it was over. He hadn’t even had a chance to appreciate her actions before she pulled away.

“No!” She couldn’t leave. Not now, not like this. He grabbed her arm, halting her retreat. He looked into her eyes, acknowledged the hunger and the confusion and the awkwardness he saw there, and then he kissed her.

Connor had experienced his share of first kisses. Some were nice, some were hugely erotic, some needed practice and one had just been bloody awful. Indescribably bad. Kissing Madeline Jones was like nothing he had ever encountered before.

Never, ever had a kiss stopped his heart beating before kicking it into overdrive. His pulse drummed to an erratic, irregular rhythm, pounding so hard it sent blood roaring through his ears, drowning out sounds.

Her lips parted to his seeking tongue, offering him entry into the warm, wet cavern of her mouth. He tasted wine on her breath, and honey, and a bewitching mix of woman and desire. Lord, a man could become inebriated on her taste alone.

Time lost meaning as her tongue twined with his, as she wrapped herself around him, pulled his chest to her breasts, brought her hips to his groin. Space no longer existed, it was just him and her. Together. He felt himself slipping, dropping and falling into Maddie. Whatever she ultimately did or did not agree to, Connor knew it would never be enough. One kiss was all he needed to know that with Maddie he wanted everything.

And then she groaned, twisted and pulled away. She stared at him in horror for perhaps five seconds, pressing her fingers to her puffy lips. Then she looked at her hand as if not comprehending what it was, before wheeling around and racing down the hall.

When there was nothing left but the soft echo of her footsteps ricocheting through his head, Connor found his voice again. “I’m coming after you, Madeline Jones,” he promised her absent form. “Sooner than you think.”


If you liked the look of the book, you can get your own copy at:
My Bookstore and More, Where you can also get Wicked Garden and Nice and Naughty.

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  1. Hi Jess (and Sami)! Congratulations on entering the complicated world of menage. Exhausting, isn't it? ;-)

    All the very best. The excerpt was terrific!


  2. HI Denise
    Thanx for the congrats. LOL, Menage certainly does take erotic romance writing to a whole new level.


  3. Thanks for stopping by Denise. On the Menage subject, I bow to the master who wrote Gift of the Goddess.

  4. Ohhh I second what Sami said. I love, love, loved Gift of the Goddess. And Question of Trust, of course!